From 19 to 27 August, witness how the Bras Basah/Bugis precinct light up at the 9th annual edition of the Singapore Night Festival. Be enthralled by the theme of Inventions and Innovations with an impressive line-up of 86 local and international performances featuring the interplay of science fiction and fantasy elements in the various artistic displays. Admission to the Singapore Night Festival is free except for a few ticketed performances.
Highlights include spectacular LED light figure performances, being immersed into a mythical world filled with magical animals, a love story set in a wheel in The Wheel House, two men whose heads are in a fish bowl in Les AquaMenS as well as the House of Curiosities at the Cathay Green, an enthralling performance with many activities set to engage the audience with their intricate adventures about the mechanical heart.
Also, after all the walking and exploration, do take a rest amidst the vibrant music and check out the brimming Festival Village at SMU Campus Green with flea market and artisan food stalls. Some of the bites include churros, duck burgers, FroCo (frozen coconut) and several salted egg yolk delights.
In fostering greater collaboration between members of the public and the arts, visitors can now tap their EZlink cards to make a $2 donation – all proceeds will be channeled to building the next edition of the Singapore Night Festival in 2017. With the donation, visitors are given a brick to contribute to a LEGO wall art installation by local artist Xylive Huang.
Visitors can also go behind the scenes of the Night Festival and join festival artists in a series of talks to find out the inspiration behind their artistic works as well as workshops to craft their own memorable keepsake souvenir of the Singapore Night Festival 2016!
For more information about the Singapore Night Festival 2016, visit nightfest.sg to find out more about the schedule of key performances and activities in the week to come.
By Kirstin Sow